$162,000 in Fines Paid by LA MTA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTION AUTHORITY SETTLES FOR $162,000
In May 2009, the LA MTA agreed to pay $162,000 in penalties; $121,500 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $20,250 to the Peralta Community College District, and $20,250 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the LA MTA failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), Title 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions, and for the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). ARB documented violations as they related to the TFV and the PSIP. To settle the case, the LA MTA agreed to the $162,000 penalty and to comply with the TFV, PSIP, and other ARB programs.